Team Sharing Hope suffered a great loss this year. Shannon, passed away on February 25, 2022 from complications related to her brain tumor.
Shannon was the spirit of and inspiration for our team. She maintained her faith, her strength, and her belief that a cure could be found until she drew her last breath. She is deeply missed and will remain in our hearts forever. Her tumor returned in March of 2017 and she fought bravely and with faith and hope until her passing
As her family, we plan to carry on her legacy and continue the fight she began on June 6, 2007. That was the date of her surgery which removed 80% of her tumor. After surgery she went on to receive chemotherapy and radiation treatments. While receiving those treatments she began her legacy of fundraising. Team Sharing Hope raised funds and participated in the Second Annual Dallas/Fort Worth Angel Adventure Walk in November 2007, just 5 months after Shannon’s surgery. That walk was the predecessor to the Dallas/Fort Worth NBTS Walk and then the Fort Worth NBTS Walk, in which we have participated every year since 2007. Even after COVID stopped in person walks, Team Sharing Hope participated virtually. She will continue to be our spirit and inspiration this year as we participate in our 16th event.
Our wish is to continue to spread HOPE the way Shannon did. To encourage others to participate in this event and to raise funds to fight the fight and ultimately find a cure.
Sadly there is not an event being held in Fort Worth this year. However, we are participating in the Colorado Brain Tumor Walk and Race and will once again present the Sharing Hope Visionary Award in CO.
The following are Shannon’s words from the creation of Team Sharing Hope on October 3, 2007.
“The proceeds from the walk support brain tumor research and patient services at the National Brain Tumor Foundation*. I have started a team named, “Sharing Hope.” If you are interested in walking with us, please go to the website below and sign up to be on our team. If you are unable to walk with us, I would be thrilled for you to sponsor me or someone on my team.” ( *now the National Brain Tumor Society)
Her words hold true today, we would love to have you join Team Sharing Hope and walk with us. However, if you are unable to do so, please sponsor someone on our team and make a donation.
As Shannon always said
“With a Grateful Heart,”
Kimberly Albro, Russell Bruce, and Alexandra Bruce
Team Sharing Hope Team Captains
National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research and advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community. Your support ensures this important work will continue.